Bart Ruud

We transcend endurance

In reference to the Auburn Streetscape improvements, I have to agree with Bart Ruud (Reader Input, Aug. 11). Central Square should remain as the name of this central part of Auburn ...

Endurance Square sells Auburn short

I must agree that the Western States 100 Mile Run and the Tevis Cup horse race are important elements of Auburn’s reputation. But in the scope of our community’s history, they ...

Bow to history in naming city square

The July 17 Auburn Journal editorial begged our citizenry to weigh in on its thoughts regarding Streetscape, a part of which has been the apparent renaming of our Central Square as ...

Experience it live

After a 30-year absence, live performances are coming back to the State Theater. The Downtown Auburn theater has been the focus of a community-wide volunteer effort to re-create ...

It’s the everyday volunteers who make Auburn rich

Bart Ruud doesn’t seek the limelight. So when he wins a major award for volunteerism one day, lands on the front page on another, and climbs into the front seat for Auburn’s an ...

Rookie plantsmen till land to stock larder

A year ago, it was pastureland with horses grazing contentedly in the shade of a row of liquidambars. But then someone planted the seed of an idea to turn that patch of unproducti ...

McCann winner thanks Auburn for award

Over recent days and culminating with my being honored as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious McCann Award at our State of the Community Dinner, I have received many compliments ...

State of the Community Dinner honors achievements

It was an evening of appreciation, celebration and reflection. More than 300 people attended the annual State of the Community Dinner Friday night at the Gold Country Fairgrounds ...

Young Auburnite finds way to help others far away

My name is Lukas Brodie, and I’m 9 years old. I was so glad to see the letter about Bart Ruud (Your Views, April 7), and all of the good things he does. Mr. Ruud and Dave Chaix a ...

Auburnite’s concern extends across oceans

Thank you for the insightful story about Bart Ruud (Journal, April 5). We were privileged to hear his riveting speech and see his photos at our recent annual International Interest ...

McCann winner forester, war vet and more

Bart Ruud has a Bronze Star for his meritorious leadership while under fire in Vietnam. He’s been a counselor to returning Iraq veterans trying to find their place again in Ame ...

Ruud 2009 McCann recipient

This year’s Vernon Gould McCann Award shines light on a “behind the scenes” community man. Lifelong Auburn resident Bart Ruud is the 2009 recipient of Auburn’s most prest ...

President must learn of lessons, tragedies of war

Dear President Obama, As you assume office much of the world stands with you. Your role as commander in chief is center court. You have not worn a military uniform, have not exper ...

Thank soldiers rather than demoralize their efforts

Dear Mr. Bart Ruud, I am responding to your letter on Sept. 19 where you stated, “I suspect no war protester truly is protesting those who serve.” Perhaps you have forgotten t ...
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